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A call for the international event La guantanamera en el corazón del Caribe
The need to show to the world the truth about Guantanamo, its culture and identity, as well as the ethics and thoughts of the important children of this region, will be basic premises for the realization on June 14, 2008 of the international event La guantanamera en el corazón del Caribe (La guantanamera in the heart of the Caribbean).

In an encounter with the press, which was held in the Mariana Grajales Coello Revolution Square, doctor Armando Hart Dávalos, the director of the Oficina del Programa Martiano (Office for Martís Programs) and president of the José Martí Cultural Society, informed that the event will take place as a tribute to the 163rd anniversary of the birth of Antonio Maceo and the 80th anniversary of the birth of Ernesto Che Guevara.

The Oficina del Programa Martiano and the provincial subsidiary of the José Martí Cultural Society together with the Culture Area as well as other dependencies from the territory, will control the realization of this colloquium in which the work and the deeds of the Apostle in Guantánamo will be promoted, as well as the plastic and literary legacy of the Guantánamo intellectual Regino Eladio Boti, a great refresher of national lyrics at the start of the 20th century.

The encounter takes its name from the internationally famous song: La guantanamera by Joseíto Fernández, and it will be dedicated also to the culture of the Caribbean countries and to the new social alternatives that have come up in the region, as well as in the construction of the new American socialism of the 21st century.

The name of Guantánamo should not only be known all over the world because it is the center of torture and humiliation to prisoners maintained by the U. S. Government, in the territory illegally occupied in the Caimanera bay, in the southeastern region of Cuba.

There is another Guantánamo, the true one, one of the fourteen Cuban provinces, a land of great historic traditions and where, day after day, its men and women build and defend the conquests of the Revolution.


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